Federal Newscast

  • Monday federal headlines – October 26, 2015

    In Monday’s Federal Headlines, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is trying once again to get more funding for the Office of Personnel Management’s cybersecurity budget.

  • Friday federal headlines – October 23, 2015

    In Friday’s Federal Headlines, three senators are criticizing DoD’s decision to put the University of Phoenix on probation from their tuition assistance program for active-duty military personnel.

  • Thursday federal headlines – October 22, 2015

    In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, the White House, Democrats and a host of good-government groups say the House’s debt-limit aversion bill is a poor substitute for what’s needed to keep the government from defaulting.

  • Wednesday federal headlines – October 21, 2015

    In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, the House passes a bill that supporters say will help streamline DHS to ensure better policy and management efforts since the agency has so many moving parts.

  • Tuesday federal headlines – October 20, 2015

    In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, federal spending on the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice declined from 2014 to 2015. Overall spending increased, however, by nearly $184 billion.

  • Monday’s federal headlines – October 19, 2015

    In Monday’s Federal Headlines, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General has concluded an investigation into an unnamed DOJ attorney who missed work for five months while still collecting a paycheck.

  • Friday federal headlines – October 16, 2015

    In Friday’s Federal Headlines, the Defense Department is building a cyber database of its workers who were affected by the Office of Personnel Management hack; a Navy civil engineer has been sentenced to 11 years for attempted espionage.

  • Thursday federal headlines – October 15, 2015

    In Thursday’s Federal Headlines, Defense Secretary Ash Carter criticized Congress at the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference for the latest NDAA bill’s form of budgeting; Boeing agrees to pay $18 million to settle allegations it overcharged the Air Force.

  • Wednesday federal headlines – October 14, 2015

    In Wednesday’s Federal Headlines, FLEOA announces its support for two congressmen’s plan for taking sensitive security clearance data out of the hands of OPM and NASA will spend as much as $1.4 billion dollars to keep astronauts healthy, well-fed and supplied over the next five years.

  • Tuesday federal headlines – October 13, 2015

    In Tuesday’s Federal Headlines, career troops will be able to opt-in for half of their promised pension benefit in a one-time lump payment, Healthcare.gov has put new security and privacy tools in place, and a new program allows start-up businesses to license NASA patents for free.

  • Monday federal headlines – October 12, 2015

    In today’s news, the VA’s customer experience office is getting some much needed and welcome help, some cyber forces commissioned by the Defense Department’s cyber strategy are participating in operations, and a bill to let agencies hire new employees more easily took a key step in the House on Friday.

  • Friday federal headlines – October 9, 2015

    In today’s news, U.S. maritime port authorities are pushing the Department of Homeland Security for guidance on cyber attack reporting, expect to see more mergers and acquisitions among federal contractors in 2016, and Larry Gross is the new chief information officer for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

  • Thursday federal headlines – October 8, 2015

    In today’s news, the Senior Executives Association will get a new leader, the Senate passed the 2016 defense authorization bill by a vote of 70-27, and VA’s chief veterans experience officer said he needs congressional help to follow recommendations set out in a recent study.

  • Wednesday federal headlines – October 7, 2015

    In today’s news, the debate over federal employees’ salaries is heating up again with a new report from the Cato Institute, the co-sponsors of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act said they expect their bill to reach the Senate floor after next week’s recess, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is calling on the Justice Department to investigate unethical behavior by employees of the VA’s Veterans Benefit Administration.